Exline Family History
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Exline Name Meaning
Altered spelling of German Exlein, a variant of Öchslein, from Middle High German ochse ‘ox’ + the diminutive suffix -lin; an occupational name for someone who tended the cattle or for a cattle dealer. Alternatively, it may have been a nickname for a farmer who had only oxen for plowing, or perhaps for someone thought to resemble an ox.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Axline, Emling, Edling, Saline, Kline, Cline, Line, Maline, Ellin